NY Post Rolex Tops Most Stolen Watches in 2022

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Not in any way,

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Don’t ever live in fear. That’s not living.

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Nope, if someone attempts to rob me they are only going to get a 9mm response.

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In the world of completely optional luxury goods, if you can't afford to replace it, it wasn't a smart thing to buy.

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Haven't read the article FYI.

But crime statistics and analysis are NEVER as cut and dried as the media makes it seem.

I'd love to know location, time of day, crowd density, what clothes were worn, presence of foot patrols, etc.

Also see my other post about this from a few days ago.

Not saying crime isn't up, but could it also be our awareness is more prevalent? The "veil" as it were is being lifted due to the ubiquitous and all seeing always on news cycle. And once innocence is lost and awareness gained, it can't be unseen. Just like the magical world in one of my favorite fantasy works, The Dresden Files. (IFYKYK 🤪)

As a king long ago once said, "Nothing new under the sun." Bad guys will always be around, IMO what's changed is we aren't as insulated from the news of it as we once were even 25 yrs ago.

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Not surprising given how recognizable they are. It won’t change my habits. I’m always thoughtful about where I go with my watches. I also have my more expensive watches insured

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Another proof that Google has some extraordinary insights:

I was looking for the article about a few creative women who found found a unique way to steal Rolex watches, when the following search result crept up and literally stole the show.

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Coincidence? I think not.

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Something to be said for target hardening.

Predators hunt and feed. Humans, sharks, mountain lions, makes no difference other than lethality and/or teeth most times.

Pay attention to your surroundings, don't go snorkeling/scuba diving/surfing during feeding times/near sea lion resting areas, certain times of the day, etc. If you spot one, stay calm, make eye contact i.e.-watch it. Most predators are ambush types and don't like being observed. If you lose sight, leave the area. And actually leave the area anyway once you know there's one about, might be more. YMMV.

Same would go for two legged variants.

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I'm surprised the article didn't mention Lando Norris' Richard Mille that was stolen... twice!

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Not changed my watch buying,just my situation awareness

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Everybody knows this is because Rolex owners are the most likely luxury watch wearers to find themselves intoxicated in shady areas. This is why I steal their watches.